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A Colorful Guide to Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite

by Leap on April 5, 2024 2 Los Angeles

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During Pride Month in June 2024, Disneyland is hosting one of our favorite Disneyland After Dark events, Pride Nite! Pride Nite was a new event in 2023 that returns for two nights in June 2024. At this after-hours event, guests can enjoy unique, themed experiences, exclusive photo opportunities, event merchandise and much more! Disneyland Pride Nite specifically celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. This special party takes place at Disneyland Park for two nights, June 18 and 20, 2024.

Pride Nite - Cavalcade

Pride Nite Overview

The event begins like the other Disneyland After Dark parties, with a three-hour pre-party mix-in from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT. After that, the private party runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. PT. Disneyland Park closes to day guests at 8 p.m.

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Main Street in rainbow

At the event, look for characters strolling and dancing through the festivities. Receive a commemorative lanyard and credential keepsake (one of each per guest). Last year, Magic Key holders were able to pick up a free Pride Nite cinch sack at Star Wars Launch Bay. Enjoy short lines and after-hours access to iconic Disneyland rides, such as Indiana Jones Adventure and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Toontown and Galaxy's Edge are open, but not Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Main Street U.S.A., Matterhorn Bobsleds, "it's a small world" and the rock wall of Frontierland are all aglow in rainbow colors.

Pride Nite - Guests in front of colorful rock wall of Frontierland

Pride Nite Tickets

Generally, like all other After Dark events, a limited number of Pride Nite tickets are on pre-sale for Magic Key holders a few days before they go on sale to the general public. (Keep in mind a theme park reservation is not required.)

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Rainbow colors on small world

Tickets are $159, and can be purchased directly through Disneyland's website. For 2024 tickets, Magic Key holders can start purchasing tickets starting April 9 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT), while tickets for the general public go on sale April 11 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT). If waiting in the online queue, you can opt to be digitally notified when it's your time to enter the ticket store. Once you're in the queue, choose the "notify me" option and enter your email address. Once you get an email that lets you know it's your turn, you'll have 10 minutes to return and purchase tickets. Hop tip: Check spam or junk folders to ensure the initial confirmation is sent.

Entertainment at Pride Nite

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Minnie on Pride cavalcade float

Here's what you can expect during Pride Nite!

Welcome Pride Nite Cavalcade (returning in 2024)

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Clarabelle Cow in Cavalcade

The Welcome Pride Cavalcade returns in 2024! At 9:55 and 11:30 p.m. (times TBD for 2024 events), catch a Welcome Pride Nite cavalcade featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle, Donald, Daisy and Goofy dressed in special attire as they stroll down the entire parade route, accompanied by dancers (and confetti on Main Street U.S.A.). The first cavalcade starts at Town Square. The second one starts near "it's a small world." This is a popular experience, so get in place early to get a good viewing spot.

Ohana Dance Party with Stitch (returning in 2024)

A Colorful Guide to Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Stitch poses for a pic at dance party during Pride Nite

Join the Ohana Dance Party with Stitch at Tomorrowland Terrace from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ Tetris will be spinning great tunes and emitting positive vibes at this dance party that celebrates family!

Pride Nite Dance Club (returning 2024)

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - DJ on the water

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Fond Farewell on rainbow stepsParty at a Pride Nite Dance Club (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) along the Rivers of America, which invites everyone to enjoy quality dance music under the stars.

'Welcome' Pride Fireworks (returning in 2024)

Watch the "Welcome" fireworks show at Pride Nite at 9:30 p.m.

Country Line Dancing (returning in 2024)

Go country line dancing at the Golden Horseshoe from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Fond Farewell (returning in 2024)

Bid Mickey and friends a Fond Farewell at 12:45 a.m. as they dance in front of the train station.

Characters and Photo Locations at Pride Nite

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Teacup photo op

Capture shots in front of Pride-themed backdrops, inspirational messages or Disney characters. Pose in front of fun photo backdrops with inspirational messages and unique characters (includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads).

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Tarzan photo opYou can find PhotoPass photo locations are noted on the event map in the Disneyland app. Here's a look at the 2023 locations:

  • "it's a small world"
  • Pixar Sparkshorts "Out" photo frame in Fantasyland near Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • "Mulan" Inspiration Spot in Fantasyland, to the left of Casey Jr.
  • "The Princess and the Frog" Inspiration spot near Haunted Mansion
  • "Tarzan" Inspiration Spot in Adventureland near Jungle Cruise
  • "Frozen" Inspiration Spot in Fantasy Faire
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Pose with Pride at Pride Night in Tomorrowland near Finding Nemo
  • 'Welcome' fireworks at Pride Nite in Town Square near Mad Hatter
  • Fire Engine at Pride Night near Fire Station
  • Rainbow Steps at Pride Night at Town Square Train Station
  • "Spill the Tea" at the teacup

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - The muses pose for a pic

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Fireworks go off behind Tiana and LouisCharacters and Where to Find Them (2023 locations):

  • Cruella de Ville - Walking around Main Street U.S.A.
  • Jane Porter and Terk - Adventureland
  • Goofy and Princess Tiana & Louis - New Orleans Square
  • Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Clarabelle Cow - Frontierland
  • Rey, C-3PO and the Mandalorian with Grogu - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
  • Phastos and America Chavez - Tomorrowland
  • Mickey & Minnie, Mulan & Mushu, Ariel (from the live-action story), Anna, Elsa & Oaken, Tinker Bell & Friends, The Muses, Maleficent and the Evil Queen and Queen of Hearts as a face character! - Fantasyland

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Mulan and Mushu wander Fantasyland

Don't froget to say goodbye to Mickey and pals with the Fond Farewell in front of the Train Station!

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Oaken in Fantasy Faire

Pride Nite Dining and Merchandise

Here's a look at the special food items available just for Pride Nite. There are quick-service and table-service options. Taste some savory snacks and sweets, made especially for the pride party. New items in 2024 include Key Lime Pudding and Red Berry Sangria at River Belle Terrace, 5 Spice Popcorn Chicken at The Tropical Hideaway, Funnel Cake with Cereal Milk and Multi-Colored Marshmallow Cereal Topping at Stage Door Café and Firecracker Loaded Fries at Hungry Bear Restaurant. Specialty menu items will also be available at Cafe Orleans, and Plaza Inn will offer a dining package that includes reserved viewing for both fireworks and the cavalcade.

You can mobile order items from these quick-service restaurants (these are the 2023 offerings):

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Loaded Potato Bites

Red Rose Taverne

  • Rainbow Grey Stuff (it sold out early, even if you had mobile ordered it)
  • Spiced Beef Loaded Potato Bites (these were one of our favorite bites of the evening)
  • Pride Sipper
  • Mickey Pride Cookie
  • Pride Parade Castle Tumbler

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Food from Jolly Holiday Cafe

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Rainbow ParfaitJolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

  • Rainbow Trifle at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe with layers of multi-colored cake and mousse topped with a Mickey chocolate decoration
  • Mickey-shaped Macaron with hibiscus buttercream, berry hibiscus center, white chocolate and rainbow nonpareils
  • Pepperoni and Mozzarella Croissant with Roasted Tomato Soup (Tasty!)
  • Mickey Pride Cookie
  • Main Street Sunburst with grapefruit juice, peach syrup, cheery popping spheres and Sprite
  • Pride Steel Tumbler
  • Pride Parade Castle Tumbler
  • Scented Pride Cake Straw Clip

Gibson Girl 

  • Cereal Sundae with fruit-flavored cereal

Plaza Inn

  • Chicken Curry & Jeweled Rice Bowl
  • Raspberry Tangerine Punch
  • Red Velvet Cake

Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • Pork Belly Sandwich with spiced pork belly, arugula salad, tomato and chili-garlic aїoli on a brioche bun.
  • Cinnamon Mickey Beignets (3-pack)
  • Pride Steel Tumbler
  • Pride Parade Castle Tumbler
  • Scented Pride Cake Straw Clip
  • Pride Sipper

Harbour Galley

  • Rainbow Cookies
  • Shrimp & Crab Ceviche
  • Pride Sipper

Stage Door Café

  • Chicken Gravy Fries, fries topped with brie sauce, brown gravy, mozzarella and diced fried chicken.
  • Berry Cheesecake Funnel Cake
  • Pride Sipper
  • Pride Parade Castle Tumbler
  • Scented Pride Cake Straw Clip

Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite - Food at Galactic Grill

Galactic Grill Dance Party Offerings

  • Tinga Chicken Quesadilla
  • Hawaiian BBQ Tender Dog
  • Grapefruit Lemonade Soda
  • Tropical Fruit Parfait
  • Pride Sipper

Churro Cart in Critter Country

  • Chocolate & Almond Churro

Frontierland Churro Cart Near Big Thunder Mountain

  • Sour Cherry Churro

Churro Cart Near Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

  • Sour Cherry Churro

Tomorrowland Pretzel Cart

  • Cereal & Milk Pretzel

Churro Cart Near Haunted Mansion

  • Chocolate & Almond Churro

Churro Cart Near Sleeping Beauty Castle

  • Sour Cherry Churro

Items become available for pick-up starting at 8 p.m. for Pride Nite guests. We suggest setting up your mobile orders earlier in the day because they will fill up.

Disneyland After Dark Will Host Its First-Ever Pride Nite This Summer!-Pride cookie and macaron

There are other Pride Month food items (such as Pride cookies, crispies and macarons) available as well, usually from June 1 through 30, 2023. You can find them in Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. We'll have the full list in our Pride Month Foodie Guide (once all the 2024 offerings are out.)

Disneyland After Dark Will Host Its First-Ever Pride Nite This Summer! - Pride crispy

Café Orleans Dining Package

If you have tickets to Pride Nite, you can reserve the Café Orleans Dining Package (at 8 p.m. and through midnight on June 18 or 20), where you’ll be able to try unique flavors of Monte Cristo sandwiches and floats (plant-based ice cream is available):

  • Battered & Fried Monte Cristo with Frites
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Monte Cristo
  • Buffalo Chicken Panko-Crusted "Monte Cristo"
  • Cheese Monte Cristo & Tomato Soup
  • Croque Monsieur & Berry Salad
  • Gluten Allergy-Friendly Monte Cristo Fritters

Prices vary, as you will order menu items à la carte. We tried three flavors, but the OG Monte Cristo with Pommes Frites remained our favorite.

Keep an eye out for special Pride Nite merchandise!

Disneyland After Dark Will Host Its First-Ever Pride Nite This Summer! - Pride sipper

Are you looking forward to Pride Nite? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: What to Expect at Disneyland After Dark Parties in 2024

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Apr 19, 2023 at 2:05 a.m. Amelia Says...

Hello, how will this affect those not participating in the event? Will Disneyland close early?

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Apr 19, 2023 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amelia!

For most Disneyland After Dark events, the park closes an hour before the party starts. Exact park hours aren't published yet, but they should be available at least six weeks in advance so you can double-check and confirm hours.

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